The Tenere Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LC8TY, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    OK, all you Tenere owners post your pics here. Old or new, clean or dirty, stock or modified, lets see them.

    Lets get started with mine, its a 99 XTZ 660. I brought it as a project bike and now it is almost complete. Mechanicaly the bike was OK, it just needed a tidy up and some new parts like -

    New paint and decals
    Tinted screen
    Higher bars
    Lower footpegs
    Hand gaurds
    Stainless steel exhaust
    Excel rims (18" rear)
    Stainless Heavy duty spokes
    Mini indicator lights
    Racetech suspension rebuild
    Swingarm bearings and bushes
    Tyres
    Chain and sprockets
    Brake pads
    Clutch cable
    Heaps of elbow grease fixing, cleaning or replacing minor bits and pieces

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  2. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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  3. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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  4. johno

    johno Long timer

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    Dont tease the Yanks, they were not as lucky as us or the Poms.
    They didnt get these models:lol3
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  5. ManitouMike

    ManitouMike Been here awhile

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    IMO best looking Adventure Bike ever--absolutely beautiful....
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  6. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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  7. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    If yamaha released this bike - today - in the same spec - they'd sell every damn one - for $10k. I'd be first in line at my local (or distant) dealer to get this.
    Bloody Aussies! :D

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  8. JoukeHofman

    JoukeHofman Hello

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    Nice job LC8TY!

    My XTZ660 to be:
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    I bought it like this.
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  9. SAkic

    SAkic Adventurer

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    nice one, looks a million times better than mine.

    I have those barkbusters too, the ego ones. both my levers are a bit bent and I've ordered new ones, not sure if they are going to fit to well inside the barkbusters. How are yours?

    Ive got some renthal bars on mine and i don't really think they allow much room to slide the controls in towards the headstock.

    Might have to find a guy who can repair and paint plastic now seeing yours.
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  10. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I agree 100%

    Beautiful bikes....good work on the fixup...it looks very nice in white

    oh...and go ahead and tease us all you want....I'm CERTAIN that we get way more cruiser models than you guys.......gag....retch
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  11. todd5774

    todd5774 Hillbilly

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    Im up for a bit of yank baiting!!:rofl

    Not a 'normal' tenere but one with an extra cylinder!!:wink:
    My ongoing project xtz750

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  12. AnteK

    AnteK thumper & thumper

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    1996 XTZ 660 Tenere...

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  13. Bulldogs2k

    Bulldogs2k Been here awhile

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    You guys suck....:D
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  14. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    That is really, really lovely. I had the same bike in green. It shook the body work to bits. Great bike. You must be really happy with it. Top Notch.
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  15. usgser

    usgser Long timer

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    Not trying to bend this thread sorry.. but what years were the dual headlight models available?
    thanks,
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  16. AnteK

    AnteK thumper & thumper

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    1994-1999

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  17. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Clutch will fit no problem, brake lever is a bit longer and will have to be angled down a bit to miss the aluminium bar on the inside of the barkbuster, or just cut a bit off the lever.

    I repaired my fairings with every day fibre glass and resin ( surfboard repair kit ) and sanded to a smooth finish. The local spraypainter used automotive 2 pak paint and primer.
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  18. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Yet another reason to hate the decision makers at various Moto Headquarters.

    But, I sleep soundly knowing that when our economy finnally goes "BOOM", everyone else will be right there with us...:rofl

    JOKE!!!! sort of.
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  19. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    thanks - I hope I can get the fender/fairing/tank/panels in the US....
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  20. scooterhose

    scooterhose Dare to Win Well

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